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Mechanical Toy Evaluation KS3

Mechanical Toy Evaluation KS3

Evaluation for the mechanical toy project. Four separate sections for pupils to focus on, Design, Make, Function, Specification. Bank of keywords to support the use of correct terminology.
peterbentley
Design Technology - Design Movements

Design Technology - Design Movements

A comprehensive and concise resource for KS3/KS4 (GCSE) Design Technology Students with descriptions and photo examples of 4 key design movements: Memphis, Bauhaus, Art Noveau, and Art Deco. Can be used as revision or as a lesson starter/plan.
ayushsanghavi13
Complete AQA GCSE Product Design Notes

Complete AQA GCSE Product Design Notes

For GCSE AQA product design students. (Course code 4555) Notes to cover the whole course, following the specification exactly, topic by topic. In condensed form, but perfectly explanatory with pictures where appropriate. Some information has been sourced from CGP books, and some from the official textbook, all information is correct. Documents should be opened in Microsoft Office Word to reduce formatting errors. Reviews would be appreciated, these notes were very time consuming to make… Thankyou for considering mine!!!
notesmaster
QTC Torch Project

QTC Torch Project

A complete design and make project based on the design and construction of a torch using QTC pills as switches, two LEDS and a thyristor. The design and building of the project is divided into eight stages which can form the basis of individual sessions. The project includes the following detailed powerpoints: Introduction - 10 pages setting out the design brief and providing detailed 3D renderings of an examplar product Prototyping - 6 pages explaining the importance of prototyping Making the case - 11 pages demonstrating how a 2D package and laser cutter are used to produce torch body by laminating acrylic QTC Circuit: 13 pages describing how QTC works and how it is applied to the project Building the circuit - 2 pages showing PCB layout, component list and PCB design which can be used to manufacture the PCB Making the battery holder - 5 pages showing how copper strip is moulded to form a battery holder Laminating: 5 pages briefly setting out how acrylic can be laminated to make 3D models Finishing Techniques - 11 pages showing how files, wet and dry and buffing machines are used
clarvise
Ks3 Design Technology Homework

Ks3 Design Technology Homework

Ks3 homework for Design Technology. It is based on the Nando’s takeaway homework sheets. However, have adapted it for certain areas. Two for Year 8 & 1 for Year 7. Please feel free to use and adapt. Good for ideas. Any feedback appreciated. Enjoy
dan1027
Bird Box House Design and Make Scheme of Work Orphographic/isometric Sketching and Joining SOW

Bird Box House Design and Make Scheme of Work Orphographic/isometric Sketching and Joining SOW

Pupils’ love being creative with this hands-on project. Students are tasked with designing, marking out and manucfacturing a bird box out of a sheet material. Also Included are differentiated resources and student/teacher examples. In this series of lesson, students are introduced to the benefits of a bird house (contextual challenge), sketching techniques (rough, isometric, orphographic), joining methods and planning their making. The aims of the project are: Improve skills working with a range of tools & equipment To develop understanding of woods Improve understanding of wood working skills Introduction to SOW Initial sketching Joining Plan of making Production If you enjoyed this lesson, please see the other lessons in this or other Product Design series/SOW (where the full iterative design process is covered). In this unit, pupils will gain an understanding into what is product design and the creative process of a designer, from initial ideas, final isometric sketching, writing a specification, prototyping and evaluating.
elliottwalker
World Cup Manufacturing Russia 2018

World Cup Manufacturing Russia 2018

Take a look at the teams and 32 countries that have qualified for the World Cup. 39 slide Power Point presentation with supporting work sheet. Areas of Focus: Population Export/ Manufacturing The Top ten expensive players who will win Spot the ball Ideal for a one off lesson with World Cup Theme Published in Power Point & Word
arcam1
Product Growth exercise

Product Growth exercise

This exercise is to get your D.T students to look at a graph and to label it according to the product life cycle. This type of question is one that exam boards like to throw in to D.T exams once in a while so its well worth your students having a practice with this exercise.
jwilliamsKMS
D.T Revision Pack

D.T Revision Pack

A selection of 9 resources that are suitable for Design Technology students from GCSE level onwards. This pack includes: two sets of flash cards posters on: processes market segmentation energy sources innovative materials laminating process need vs want product life cycle exercise sheet on product cycle. This is a great pack to give as revision or to stick up around your classroom. All resources are available to buy individually.
jwilliamsKMS
Ultimate Guide to GCSE DT Exexcel NEA Contextual Themes and Section 1.1 for teachers

Ultimate Guide to GCSE DT Exexcel NEA Contextual Themes and Section 1.1 for teachers

Ultimate Guide to Edexcel NEA Contextual Themes and Section 1.1 for teachers This is the ultimate teacher guide to the NEA for Edexcel Section 1.1 only including contextual themes. This is approximately the first 5 pages of the NEA with accompanying lessons (8-9 Lessons). Please note: This is a rough guide to the NEA and not a definitive one solution fits all approach. Please make sure that you follow The NEA guidance from the exam board. We take no responsibility for how this guidance is used or the outcomes produced by your students. The presentation also provides possible student page layouts that need to be used in accordance with the exam boards NEA malpractice guidelines. Includes: Introduction to the NEA assignment Introduction to the marking scheme in student speak Mark scheme and break down Contextual Themes, Inspiration boards and project ideas Contextual brainstorms Client requirements/target market Questionnaires Looking at Existing Products and work of others Further Primary/research needs Social, economic and environmental needs Plenaries
fastball1718
Ultimate Guide to GCSE DT WJEC NEA Contextual Themes and Section A teacher guide

Ultimate Guide to GCSE DT WJEC NEA Contextual Themes and Section A teacher guide

Ultimate Guide to WJEC NEA (Non Examined Assessment) Contextual Themes and Section A This is the ultimate teacher guide to the NEA for WJEC Section A only including contextual themes. This is approximately the first 5 pages of the NEA with accompanying lessons (8-9 Lessons). Please note: This is a rough guide to the NEA and not a definitive one solution fits all approach. Please make sure that you follow The NEA guidance from the exam board. We take no responsibility for how this guidance is used or the outcomes produced by your students. The presentation also provides possible student page layouts that need to be used in accordance with the exam boards NEA malpractice guidelines. Includes: Introduction to the NEA assignment Introduction to the marking scheme in student speak Mark scheme and break down Contextual Themes, Inspiration boards and project ideas Contextual brainstorms Client requirements/target market Questionnaires Looking at Existing Products and work of others Further Primary/research needs Social, economic and environmental needs Plenaries The presentation also provides possible student page layouts that need to be used in accordance to the exam boards NEA.
fastball1718
Ultimate Guide to GCSE DT OCR NEA Contextual Themes and Strand 1 for teachers

Ultimate Guide to GCSE DT OCR NEA Contextual Themes and Strand 1 for teachers

This is the ultimate teacher guide to the NEA for OCR Strand 1 only including contextual themes. This is approximately the first 5 pages of the NEA with accompanying lessons (8-9 Lessons). **Please note: This is a rough guide to the NEA and not a definitive one solution fits all approach. Please make sure that you follow The NEA guidance from the exam board. We take no responsibility for how this guidance is used or the outcomes produced by your students. The presentation also provides possible student page layouts that need to be used in accordance with the exam boards NEA malpractice guidelines. ** Includes: Introduction to the NEA assignment Introduction to the marking scheme in student speak Mark scheme and break down Contextual Themes, Inspiration boards and project ideas Contextual brainstorms Stakeholder requirements/target market Questionnaires Looking at Existing Products and work of others Further Primary/research needs Social, economic and environmental needs Technical Specification Plenaries
fastball1718
Ultimate Guide to GCSE DT AQA NEA Contextual Themes & Section A Teacher’s guide

Ultimate Guide to GCSE DT AQA NEA Contextual Themes & Section A Teacher’s guide

Ultimate Guide to AQA NEA (Non Examined Assessment) Contextual Themes and Section A Teacher’s guide Please note: This is a rough guide to the NEA and not a definitive one solution fits all approach. Please make sure that you follow The NEA guidance from the exam board. We take no responsibility for how this guidance is used or the outcomes produced by your students. The presentation also provides possible student page layouts that need to be used in accordance with the exam boards NEA malpractice guidelines. This is the ultimate teacher and student guide to the NEA for AQA Section A only including contextual themes. This is approximately the first 5 pages of the NEA with accompanying lessons (8-9 Lessons). Over 85 slides! Includes: Introduction to the NEA assignment Introduction to the marking scheme in student speak Mark scheme and break down Contextual Themes, Inspiration boards and project ideas Contextual brainstorms Client requirements/target market Questionnaires Looking at Existing Products and work of others Further Primary/research needs Social, economic and environmental needs Plenaries All acknowledge have been shown for any use of mark schemes from the exam boards. These are easily accessed by the public.
fastball1718
Tooling and Processes

Tooling and Processes

There are a lot of tools available today, and this list keeps increasing everyday. However, there is a list of tools and processes that have remained constant, with only a bit of redesigning and refinement. Students must be clear of the basic tooling needs for idea development, along with processes to enhance their learning and develop ideas with confidence. While we also take them for field visits, and show them various processes, we also encourage students to create their ideas using these processes. For this to become an enjoyable processes of “learning by doing” students must also revise these concepts to hone their skills better. So after a thorough presentation of materials, hand tools, power tools, workshop machines, industrial tooling and processing, field visits and Class projects, students are also provided with this booklet (as soft copy and hard copy), so that they may find it easier to develop a connection. A lot of times the names also differ from place to place. As a result it is a good resource for students to have for referencing. It also works quite well for us. Collection of these commonly used items and making of this book took a while, but it has a lot of material for reference and I hope it comes handy for you too. The content is divided into: Hand Tools Chisels Wrenches/Spanners Pliers Vice Clamps Screw Drivers Saw Hammers Fasteners Files Hinges Sand/Emery Papers Varnishes Buffers and Grinders Measuring Tools Drawing Tools Adhesives Cutters Knives and Saws Machines and Power Tools Workshop Safety and Safety Equipment Processes Joints and joineries
RoyIshan
List of common materials

List of common materials

The Product Design paper (0445/12) and now parts of the Graphic Products paper (0445/22) ask students to develop ideas using a variety of materials. For the same, I had prepared a small booklet for them to revise from, a list of Common Materials. The division of Timber in Hardwood and Softwood are based on carving proficiency; while hardwood may be difficult to work with (require more effort) but provide a great finishing quality, softwood are easier to work with but provide a very rough finish. Man made timbers have also been shared along with: Metals Plastics Stones and Rocks Leather and Basic Yarns These will give students a basic idea of alternatives to provide and play with during idea generation stage. These would also be beneficial during Project Stage (0445/05)
RoyIshan
AQA DT Resistant Materials exam paper 2018

AQA DT Resistant Materials exam paper 2018

This is a resource I have prepared for my GCSE students. It is my example of what the exam paper could look like. It lasts 90 mins, not the full 2 hours - but includes all origional questions. The section A focus is remote control storage. I hope you and your students find this useful.
spiderpav
Smart, Modern, Composite Materials and Technical Textiles

Smart, Modern, Composite Materials and Technical Textiles

A whistle stop lesson to introduce the topics of Smart Materials, Modern Materials, Composite Materials and Technical textiles for the 9-1 AQA D&T Specification. Includes information slides on each material topic and exam questions from sample papers or past papers to appy the knowledge.
Rebecky136
Analysis of Products- AQA GCSE D&T

Analysis of Products- AQA GCSE D&T

A lesson suitable for the new specification GCSE AQA D&T. Linked to exam board practice sample exam papers and sample questions. Lesson is based around analysis or evaluation of a range of different products against specific features (Aesthetics, Ergonomics, User suitability). Group/paired task (with worksheet provided at the end of the powerpoint). Individual exam-style question task and self assess task.
Rebecky136
Methods of Production

Methods of Production

A powerpoint lesson to introduce or re-cap the main methods of production. Suitable for use for legacy specifications in D&T (Product Design, Textiles etc.) and also as part of the new D&T 9-1 Specification. Written for AQA specifications, could be adapted to others. Objectives: List the main methods/types of production Identify the methods of production used for different products Compare methods of production – advantages/disadvantages Information slides as well as student task - advantages and disadvantages and identifying products.
Rebecky136
Primary task- Bird table design

Primary task- Bird table design

A starting point,all free, if I could ask you make a small donation to the Samaritans in return but not mandatory.Thanks https://www.samaritans.org/support-us/donate-online/make-single-donation or text FOOD to 70207 (UNICEF)
68mrbd
Primary task- Post box design

Primary task- Post box design

A starting point,all free, if I could ask you make a small donation to the Samaritans in return but not mandatory.Thanks https://www.samaritans.org/support-us/donate-online/make-single-donation or text FOOD to 70207 (UNICEF)
68mrbd
Primary task- Tooth brush holder

Primary task- Tooth brush holder

A starting point for the activity. All free, if I could ask you make a small donation to the Samaritans in return but not mandatory.Thanks https://www.samaritans.org/support-us/donate-online/make-single-donation or text FOOD to 70207 (UNICEF)
68mrbd
Primary task-Structure

Primary task-Structure

All free, if I could ask you make a small donation to the Samaritans in return but not mandatory.Thanks https://www.samaritans.org/support-us/donate-online/make-single-donation or text FOOD to 70207 (UNICEF)
68mrbd
Technology Careers Posters (Display)

Technology Careers Posters (Display)

GCSE Technology Careers Posters Subject specific careers and GCSE course information. A3 posters for four different Technology subjects - Design Technology, Creative iMedia, Food Preparation & Nutrition and Computer Science. -Print A3 and use for GCSE options as information for parents and students. For more detail about this resource, visit - www.educationbycreation.com
ShaniceWelsh
Technology Literacy Frames (Differentiation)

Technology Literacy Frames (Differentiation)

A5 Technology cards that can be printed and inserted into IKEA Tolby frames. 4 x Designs including; Colour Theory, Technology Keywords, DT Equipment & Adjectives -Excellent resource for weaker students to grab and use when needed. -Editable/Adaptable file using PowerPoint -Can be printed larger for posters etc.
ShaniceWelsh
Design Technology : Skills Strips (Differentiation)

Design Technology : Skills Strips (Differentiation)

Differentiation. One of the most important things in every classroom, but sometimes the hardest to manage. Skills Strips are a visual aid that helps low level learners with instructions in the classroom Includes 6 pre-designed Technology skills : Sketching, Reflecting, Isometric, Evaluating, Analysing and Cutting. -6 different technology skills cards already set up, ready to print and use. -Print A3 and laminate so that students can tick off stages as they work. -Can be fully edited and adapted using PowerPoint. For more detail on this resource, visit - www.educationbycreation.com
ShaniceWelsh
Primary Task- Charity money box

Primary Task- Charity money box

Why not set a homework to realise the idea! All free, if I could ask you make a small donation to the Samaritans in return but not mandatory.Thanks https://www.samaritans.org/support-us/donate-online/make-single-donation or text FOOD to 70207 (UNICEF)
68mrbd
Primary task- Playground design

Primary task- Playground design

Why not set a homework to realise the idea! All free, if I could ask you make a small donation to the Samaritans in return but not mandatory.Thanks https://www.samaritans.org/support-us/donate-online/make-single-donation or text FOOD to 70207 (UNICEF) to give a child food .(£3)
68mrbd
Introduction to Ferrous and Non Ferrous Metals Design and Technology

Introduction to Ferrous and Non Ferrous Metals Design and Technology

to ferrous and non ferrous metals helping pupils understand the terms ferrous and non ferrous. Lesson explains pure metals and alloys, the effect of moisture on ferrous and non ferrous metals and why different metals are used for similar products. Lesson includes Starter Explination of ferrous and non ferrous 2 Mini reviews Video 3 scaffolding tasks Exit card
thedtteacher
2 x 1 hour GCSE Design Resistant Materials Revision Lessons Ergonomics & Anthropometrics

2 x 1 hour GCSE Design Resistant Materials Revision Lessons Ergonomics & Anthropometrics

2 x suggested 1 hour revision lessons on the theme of ERGONOMICS ANTHROPOMETRICS Includes a selection of starter wordsearches, crosswords etc on the theme. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a series of activities and worksheets. I use these as one off lessons for lower school groups or revision-style lessons with upper school groups. Very little preparation needed other than some props and printing the appropriate slides.
mikedean
16 x 1 hour GCSE Design Resistant Materials Revision Lessons Exam Questions Tools etc

16 x 1 hour GCSE Design Resistant Materials Revision Lessons Exam Questions Tools etc

16 x suggested 1 hour revision lessons on the theme of WOODS and manufactured boards METALS PLASTICS SMART and modern materials COMPONENTS STOCK SIZES WOOD JOINTS ADHESIVES FINISHES HAND TOOLS POWER TOOLS COMPOSITE MATERIALS ERGONOMICS ANTHROPOMETRICS ISOMETRIC DRAWING ONE & TWO POINT PERSPECTIVE DRAWING Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a series of activities and worksheets. I use these as one off lessons for lower school groups or revision-style lessons (one per weekl) with upper school groups. Very little preparation needed other than some props and printing the appropriate slides.
mikedean
GCSE Design Resistant Materials Revision Lesson #16: 1 & 2 Point Perspective Drawing Study Guide

GCSE Design Resistant Materials Revision Lesson #16: 1 & 2 Point Perspective Drawing Study Guide

A suggested 1 hour revision lesson on the theme of ‘Isometric Drawing. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a series of activities and worksheets. 32 slides in total with some filler simple activities, exam style questions and information slides. I use these as one off lessons for lower school groups or revision-style lessons with upper school groups. Very little preparation needed other than some props and printing the appropriate slides.
mikedean